Sunday, October 31, 2010


Happy Halloween my friends! Just a quick post today to show you a fun enclosure card that I am using for a Halloween gift. I downloaded this curvy enclosure card from PTI's April Color Couture series.

Using DeNami's cute Small Jack O Lantern stamp and Boo sentiment from the Halloween stamp set I was able to whip this card up in now time at all.

Hope you all have a safe Halloween!


Laurie :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: DeNami
Cardstock: Black, White(PTI)
Ink: Black Tuxedo(Memento) Copic Markers
Other: Emerald Green Liquid Pearls(Ranger) 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sending a little sunshine your way...

Hi Everyone! Just popping in today to share a quick gift idea. I have a friend who is a bit under the weather and needed a pick me up. The first thing that came to mind was chocolate naturally and one of my favorite sentiments from DeNami, "Sending you sunshine".

So..... I whipped a batch of my favorite chocolate chip cookies, popped them in a gift bag and finished it off with a sunflower adhered to DeNami's golden tangerine and chocolate brown cardstock and simple tag made from PTI's fillable frames #6. I stamped the sentiment in Stampin Up's So Saffron and finished the tag off with some brown polka dot ribbon from my stash.

Hope your day was filled with sunshine and have a blessed week!


Laurie :)

Additonal Supplies:
Sunflower (Hobby Lobby)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas......

If you are a Christmas lover you will want to participate in DeNami's Christmas theme challenge over on the DeNami Design Blog.

DeNami has some beautiful stamps for the holidays. I especially like the new Elegant Floral Circle and the Small Classic Christmas stamp. This card went together in a jiff using minimal product! I love the simplicity. Hope you like it too!

Have a great day!

Laurie :)

Stamps: Elegant Floral Circle, Small Classic Christmas(DeNami)
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo, Versa Magic Cloud White, Copic Markers
Cardstock: White & Red (DeNami) Old Olive(SU)
Ribbon: 3/8" White(DeNami)
Other: Small hole punch(McGill), White Embossing Powder

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Featured Product At DeNami!

Hi Everyone! It is featured product time over on the DeNami Design Blog today. The featured stamp is the Cornstalks stamp which I have been having a lot of fun with.

I decided to pair up the Cornstalks stamp with DeNami's new Scarecrow stamp. These two stamps work so well with one another. This card was super simple to create. I started out with an A2 size of  DeNami's Leaf Green cardstock. Then I stamped the cornstalks in Memento Rich Cocoa ink on a 5 1/2 x 2" strip of cream cardstock, colored them in with Copic markers and adhered it to the front of the card.

Using DeNami's 3" Marvy Scallop Circle punch in Red cardstock and the 2 1/2" Scallop Circle punch in cream cardstock I layered the two on top of one another. I stamped the Scarecrow image onto the cream cardstock and then using PTI's pure poppy ink I stamped a dot border with DeNami's Demi Dot Circle Frame stamp. After coloring my scarecrow with some Copics I adhered it to my card and then I applied some yellow liquid pearls to the red scallop. Last but not least I stamped "Thinking of You" from DeNami's All Occasion Sentiments stamp set.

Hope you are having a good day. Thanks for stopping by!

Laurie :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

It's Time For DeNami's Autumn Blog Hop!

If you are coming from Tina Covington's blog you have come to the right place.   If you are participating in the DeNami's Autumn Blog Hop welcome to the fun!

I created this card using DeNami's Happy Thanksgiving and Leafy Vine Wreath stamped with Encore Gold metallic ink onto DeNami's Golden Tangerine Cardstock that had been cut out using SU Top Note Die. I really like these two stamps together.  I used DeNami's Chocolate Brown Cardstock for the base of my card. I wanted to give the card a little glimmer so I added some gold liquid pearls around the edge of the top note and card with a few accents on the wreath.

A quick simple bow using some brown polka dot ribbon from my stash and VOILA! I hope you like it.

Your next stop on the hop is Lori Gunderson's blog. Have a wonderful time!!!!!

Laurie :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Product Challenge At DeNami!

Hi everyone! It's product challenge time over on the DeNami Design blog and the product is RIBBON! One of my favorite embellishments to work with.

I have been in the Christmas mood lately.... don't ask me why, but I think I could listen to Christmas music and watch holiday classics all year long. As I was listening to the song Snowfall by Tony Bennett I came up with the idea for my card.

I started out with DeNami's white cardstock, then I stamped the Medium Lacy Snowflake with some of PTI"S Pure Poppy ink. After letting that dry for a minute or so I restamped the snowflake with The Essential Glue Pad glue and then sprinkled some Extra Fine Sparklet Glitter on top. For an extra bit of bling I added a clear rhinestone to the center.

I love the font of DeNami's Small Classic Merry Christmas stamp and thought it would go perfectly with my card, so with Onyx Black Versafine ink I stamped the image under my snowflake. Last but not least, I added a small bow with some 3/8" Red Grosgrain Ribbon and a small Black Button.

Hope you like it!

Laurie :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy Fall Y'all!

I have a Thank You card to share today which was inspired by the talented Debbie Olson. I love Debbie's style and always enjoy visiting her blog for creative inspiration. I created the leaf background for this card using PTI's new Leaf Prints stamp set. This is a great set for getting in the fall mood.

I randomly stamped various leaf images in Pure Poppy(PTI), Summer Sunrise(PTI), Spring Moss(PTI), Pumpkin Pie(SU) and Kiwi Kiss(SU) on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of PTI's white cardstock. I cut 6 - 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 and set 5 aside so that I could make more cards later. I mounted the stamped piece onto a piece of Pumpkin Pie(SU) cs and added some of PTI's Summer Sunrise saddle stitched ribbon.

I die cut the leaf image using PTI's new leaf die collection and stamped the coordinating stamp image in kiwi kiss(SU).  Using a SU Thank You sentiment and some Memento Rich Cocoa ink I created my leaf tag. After attaching the tag under the ribbon I adhered the top portion of my card to some patterned cs that I had in my stash(so sorry but I couldn't find the manufacturer on the paper).

I ended up making six Thank You's which will come in very handy as I need to be sending some to all of my wonderful family and friends who helped me celebrate my big 5 0 last week.

Hope you are all doing well and thanks so much for stopping by today. :)

Hugs and Smiles,

Laurie :)